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Supro 2020 Westbury Electric Guitar: $370 + FS @ Sam Ash $369.99 (Expires 11/26/2017)

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The Westbury is a 21st-century update of the Supro electric solid-body guitar. The elegant comfort of the 1960's-era beveled-edge Ozark body shape and the mighty sound of the original field-coil pickups have been enhanced with an ultra-fast satin neck, Tune-o-matic bridge and updated wave tailpiece. The result is a modern player's instrument with old-school style and authentic Supro tone.

The unique Gold Foil pickups found in the Supro Westbury are faithful reproductions of the original magnetics developed for Valco by Ralph Keller in the early 1950s. These pickups, which gave voice to the vintage Chicago-made Supro guitars, have a massive, broadband sound with remarkably low noise for a single-coil design. The humbucker-sized Gold Foil bridge pickup found in the Westbury is slightly overwound, while the neck pickup is reverse-wound in order to provide fully hum-cancelling sound when the two pickups are combined by selecting the middle position of the 3-way toggle switch.

The time-tested tone wood recipe of an alder body paired with a 25 ½"-scale maple neck and rosewood fretboard combine with the Westbury's vintage-correct pickups to produce an exceptionally dynamic playing experience. Blending vintage American tone with refined set-neck design, the Supro Westbury is intended for the professional musician who needs an ergonomic and versatile guitar capable of handling most genres of music with authority. The Westbury's dual pickup configuration lets the player switch effortlessly between warm, single-coil neck pickup sounds, throaty bridge tones, or a perfectly balanced, parallel combination of both pickups for rhythm work. Case not included.

The Westbury guitar and its relatives in the Island Series represent the rebirth of the Supro brand as a stringed instrument manufacturer. The Supro Island Series of guitars was designed by David Koltai and Glenn Sweetwood, with technical assistance from master designer Trevor Wilkinson and vintage pickup expert Ken Calvet.

Vintage Supro Ozark body design
Set neck with satin finish
2x Vintage Gold Foil pickups
50's-wiring volume and tone controls
Wave tailpiece
Alder body
Maple neck
25 ½" scale
Block inlays
6100 frets
12" radius fretboard
Corian nut
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This massive price drop and the earlier comments about the "feel" of the guitar leave me thinking that Supro truly has gone back to its roots (meaning they used to make guitars for Montgomery Ward and the like)
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These guys have it for $350 in blue also.

https://www.altomusic.com/supro-i...e-metallic
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This massive price drop and the earlier comments about the "feel" of the guitar leave me thinking that Supro truly has gone back to its roots (meaning they used to make guitars for Montgomery Ward and the like)
I've played them. They feel to be of decent build quality, and they look great.

The neck is a bit thicker than most prefer. I don't mind a thicker neck, and it's shape didn't feel bad, but not quite natural to me personally either.

Also, the ones I played would've benefited greatly from a good setup. Action was a hair high (but I'm a lazy player and love low action).

The tone, though! Those Supro pickups sounds great. And at this price (best I've ever seen for these) it is a good deal, but to be safe plan on spending a little more for a luthier setup and it should be an awesome player.
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These are great for that price
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